PETALING JAYA, Malaysia (AFP) - Tens of thousands of people rallied near Kuala Lumpur on Saturday night against alleged electoral fraud, further raising the political temperature after a divisive general election.
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan on Saturday protested the Philippines' deployment of naval ships to disputed South China Sea islands in the latest diplomatic spat between the two governments.
MANILA (AP) - At least seven Filipino marines and five militants were killed in a clash on Saturday as the Philippine military launched an offensive against gunmen linked to the Al-Qaeda terrorist network who have been blamed for recent kidnappings and of trying to sabotage a road project in the southern Philippines.
YANGON (AFP) - Japan's premier agreed Saturday to press on with work on a major industrial zone near Yangon on a visit to Myanmar aimed at deepening economic ties with the former junta-ruled nation.
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK): The opposition Parti Keadilan Rakyat has pushed its party polls deadline to May next year from November this year, extending the mandate of its leadership by up to six months.